Cosmin Costinas was born in Satu Mare, Romania in 1982. He is an author and freelance curator, based in Bucharest and Vienna. After his studies in art history and history at the Babes Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, he now is contributing editor of the magazines Idea Arts + Society (Cluj) and Version (Paris and Cluj), and visual arts consultant for Romanian National Television. His latest curatorial projects include Textground (Prague, 2004) and Laicitate dupa Complicitate (Secularity after Complicity, Bucharest, 2005). After the Happy Nineties(2005), a project of Goethe Institute Bucharest, will be followed by a book, both dealing with matters such as the new forms of artistic engagement after 9/11 and the collapse of "the end of history" neo-liberal utopia. His upcoming writing projects include a comprehensive book on Romanian contemporary art after the year 2000 (together with Mihnea Mircan). Since January 2006, he has been a member of the editorial team of Documenta 12 Magazine Project.